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Choose From More Than 200 Varieties of Tea at Savrika

March 4, 2015 5:01 pm

With more than 200 varieties of tea available, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices at Savrika. You shouldn't, though. The staffers here are called tea guides, and they're trained to do just that: guide you to a tea that's right for you based on your preferences. They'll let you "sample" various teas by taking the lids off the canisters and allowing you to smell them, which can give a strong clue as to how they'll taste.

Rupa Gadre opened Savrika in September 2012 because she couldn't find a place in the Kirkland area where she could enjoy a cup or pot of quality tea. She wanted to make it inviting and serene, where guests would feel free to sit and linger while chatting with friends, reading, or working quietly on a laptop. By all accounts, she succeeded. Customers call Savrika a little getaway where they can treat themselves to a hot cup of tea and a sweet or savory bite to eat. And, as an added little bonus, every cup of tea comes with a small piece of chocolate.

115 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 298-6570

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Patio Gardening!

March 2, 2015 7:49 pm

With the 1st of March already come and gone, and the abnormally sunny weather we've been seeing this year, it's definitely not too early to start thinking about starting your patio garden for the summer! The official Farmer's Almanac website has put together a great system for guiding you on the best time to plant your seeds for a summer harvest, and you can find their handy tool here.

Reflections is also ideally located with several nearby stores selling all the seeds, sprouts, and potting soil you could want for your perfect garden! The Home Depot down the road from us and the Molbaks gardening center in Woodinville are both great options for all of your gardening supplies, and Molbaks even features a dedicated support center where you can ask the gardening pros for any tips on maintaining a happy, healthy garden!

We'd love to hear about all your gardening adventures at the office, and if you have any suggestions or tips on what has worked for you, stop by and let us know!

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How to Help Ease an Aching Back

February 26, 2015 6:02 pm

Whether it’s from age or injury, just about everyone will encounter an aching back at some point in his or her lifetime. If you’re suffering from back pain, these smart and all-natural tips might help you to find some relief, but be sure to ask your doctor for advice first!

  1. Do some stretches. Many people find that doing stretches that target the upper or lower back help to ease tension and banish pain. Things like spinal twists, back extensions, or even gentle yoga classes are the most enjoyable.
  2. Use a cold compress. Purchasing a cold compress from your local pharmacy is an easy and affordable way to ease pain from sore muscles or back strain. With a few 10-minute applications each day, the cold will help to reduce inflammation in your sore back muscles.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Instead of using an expensive prescription medication that could make you groggy, try a simple over-the-counter medication first. Things like NSAIDs or acetaminophen will inhibit the body’s pathways that produce pain, leaving you feeling relieved.
  4. Apply a topical cream. For a treatment that goes straight to the source, try a topical cream from your local pharmacy. These creams apply either heat or cold right at the nerve endings in the back, which helps decrease pain on contact.

Lower Back Stretches [About Health]
10 Ways to Ease Back Pain [Everyday Health]
6 Doctor-Recommended Remedies for Back Pain [Real Simple]

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